Vita account situation: an update to the already updated update

Sony have flip-flopped once again on the number of PSN ID’s you can have on a PlayStation Vita.

After firstly claiming you’d only be allowed one account, they then backtracked and said you could access multiple accounts. Now though, it looks like we’re back to the singular.

Speaking to Wired, a Sony spokesperson said:

“[The] PSN account is tied to the hardware and the memory card, not just the card, which means that if a second person is using your Vita, it’s not just a case of switching out memory cards, it’s clearing out all of your saved data on the Vita itself when you do the factory reset. In other words, PlayStation Vita is intended to be played by only one user.”

Another representative from the console manufacturer then confirmed to GameInformer:

“Like PSP, PS Vita is intended to be played by only one user as a personal portable entertainment system. As such, the spec is set so that only one PSN account will be connected to one PS Vita hardware.”

So we’ve now had our dreams shattered, un-shattered and shattered again in the space of two weeks. To have those un-shattered once more, tune in tomorrow, when we’ll no doubt be able to report that you can have up to a million accounts on a single Vita.

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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  • This is one of the bad things about Vita. So basically you either have to have one account for you and a relative or you have to buy them both one.

  • I’m not too pushed about the one account limit (I only have the one account and no one else will be putting their grubby hands near my Vita :P) but Sony need to have consistency. This announce, re-announce and re-re-announce crap wreaks of amateurism

  • Anonymous

    Sony needs to make up their minds. But this won’t affect me, though, as I have only one account anyways.

  • Anonymous

    What the hell Sony? Surely you know if your own console supports a feature or not?

    This is definitely annoying. Me and my girlfriend share a single console, and while she doesn’t play often, its nice for her to have her own account so we don’t muddle things. Oh well…I guess there’s nothing to do but deal with it. I just hope this doesn’t indicate anything with Sony’s next console.

  • this does sucks but it doesn’t affect me since I will be the only one playing on it

  • Anonymous

    This is ta time where SONY needs to circle the wagons and hunker down to get the facts right.  Then move out with a singular factual statement with the whole memory cards thing.  All this back and forth leads me to assume that the people that they don’t know how any of this works.